Lovely new salmon pink saucer for Empress Michiko yesterday at a martial arts tournament hosted by the Imperial Household Police. The silk bow is really lovely.
On March 15th, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, and Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended a martial arts tournament hosted by the Imperial Household Police to mark the emperor's 30-year reign. Princess Yoko holds a fifth-dan rank in kendo. 📸 Sankei, NHK pic.twitter.com/bYYnqbPTre
Princess Charlene shared these sweet snaps taken during Prince Albert’s birthday celebrations this week. Those of you in North America might be interested in an interview with Prince Albert that will be broadcast tomorrow evening.
Reader Jimbo reminded in one of the comments this week that Queen Elizabeth repeated her purple hourglass shaped hat with pin tuck trim by Angela Kelly/Stella McLaren last Sunday to attend church at Windsor
Thanks to a reader who shared fantastic views of two royal hats on display at the Fashion Museum in Bath- the Countess of Wessex’s Jane Taylor hat is familiar but click over to see Queen Mary’s feather trimmed toque hat. It’s as close as we’re ever going to get to one of her signature toques.
Queen Inkhosikati LaDube, 12th wife of the King of Eswantini (Swaziland) and mother of three of his children, died on Friday at age 31 in South Africa following treatment for skin cancer. She is likely best remembered here for the bright mint green ensemble and percher hat she wore to the Diamond Jubilee Muster in Home Park, May 19, 2012.
Queen Elizabeth visited The Science Museum in London today where she published her first post on the British Monarchy’s Instagram page- a letter from computer pioneer Charles Babbage to Prince Albert detailing his “Analytical Engine”.
Today’s outing made me notice a few things about this hat- while I previously thought it to be made of felt, it’s now clear the crown and bottom side of the brim are covered in the same wool as the matching coat (notice the straw on the upper side of the brim?). Interestingly, the brim is not round but an oval shape of the brim (see second and third photos in the gallery below) highlighted by the placement of the crown off center- a quirky touch that gives a modern feel to the design. I’m not fond of the seam running straight down the back of the crown (I think a bias seam looks more polished – maybe our trained milliners can provide some more insight on this) although I appreciate how it’s precisely matched with a similar seam on the brim.
I’m of two minds when it comes to orange hats on Her Majesty- while not the most flattering colour on her, it’s nice to see her in a bright hue. The colour of this ensemble is lovely, and I love the peek of teal that slows through on her dress, its print tying to the trim on the hat. What do you think about this hat on it’s third outing today?
Back on February 22, Princess Hisako wore a smart camel hat with kettle brim (love that sharp white stripe around the outside of the upturned brim) Takamadonomiya Hockey Japan award ceremony
On February 22nd, Princess Hisako attended the Takamadonomiya 2018 Hockey Japan League award ceremony at the Tokyo Dome Hotel in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Princess Hisako is Honorary President of the Japan Hockey Association.
Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Princess Kiko attended national meetings on Tuberculosis Prevention in Tokyo on Thursday. Empress Michiko repeated one of her grey discs and Princess Kiko wore a beige bumper hat.
Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Princess Kiko participated in a joint event of the 70th National Meeting on Tuberculosis Prevention and the 80th anniversary of the Japanese Association to Combat Tuberculosis at the Chinzanso Tokyo Hotel in Bunkyo, Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/sb2mrP2hnh
The stunning oyster silk Bruce Oldfield suit and Jane Taylor straw percher hat with roses and feathers the Countess of Wessex wore to the Cambridge’s wedding in April 2011 has gone on display at the Fashion Museum in Bath (a truly fantastic place to visit!). If you have a chance to see it in person, please share your thoughts!
It was a great honour to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex to the Fashion Museum yesterday. Her Royal Highness toured the museum galleries and viewed one of her own outfits on display - the ensemble she wore to the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011 pic.twitter.com/ByPMFyaWkE
The exhibition with outfits from Princess Eugenie’s wedding opened yesterday at Windsor Castle. It includes the Greville emerald tiara (which has not been on public display before) and the Sarah Cant headpiece Princess Beatrice wore. There’s a great article about the exhibition here on the British monarchy’s website; if you visit Windsor Castle in the next weeks, keep your eyes open!
Princess Eugenie's bridal gown, complete with a low back at her request to keep a long scar on her back visible, has gone on display in Windsor Castle pic.twitter.com/IPRMK4MIIj
The loveliest casual portrait of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, taken and released for the 10th anniversary of their engagement and a sweet shot of Prince Oscar, shared for his third birthday
In early February, Princess Hisako received Marco Simeoni and Franck David from Race for Water. Race for Water & Zeri Japan confirmed an agreement for 5 stopovers between 2 April and 10 August 2020 in Japan’s major cities: Tokyo, Nagano, Osaka, Kobe. 📸 https://t.co/LOC3AKxlg6pic.twitter.com/yswoqvDRXR
On February 15, Princess Tsuguko attended the opening ceremony of this year’s Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival in a pink silk hat with floral trim. Her sister, Noriko Senge accompanied her and in a sweet touch, Tsuguko referenced her sister during her speech (Noriko’s personal emblem as a princess was an orchid)
Noriko Senge also attended the 2019 Japan Grand Prix International Orchid and Flower Show on February 15th 😃 The orchid was Noriko's personal emblem when she was a member of the Imperial family. Princess Tsuguko referred to her sister in her speech. 📸 https://t.co/dbDDMw9yTRpic.twitter.com/u4xj49Hpxl
The Prince of Wales presented campaign medals to the 1st Battalion Welch Guards on Tuesday while on Wednesday, the Duke of Sussex, who is Captain General Royal Marines, visited the 42 Commando Royal Marines at their base in Bickleigh to carry out a Green Beret presentation. Both wore military uniform berets for these visits.
We send you off this weekend with a royal red carpet moment from Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, who accompanied their parents to yesterday’s opening of a new development in Monaco. It’s worth noting that the sun was rather bright upon their arrival…
Princess Olympia of Greece shared a photo, taken with her brother, on Wednesday. The undated portrait shows her in a black slouchy beret.
Prince Harry in a green military uniform beret on Thursday on a visit to Bardufoss, Norway in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) and Joint Helicopter Command deployment there
On Tuesday, Princess Hisako attended a photography exhibition at Sankeien Garden in Yokohama. She repeated her grey felt hat with Pork Pie crown and short, kettle brim with wide burgundy hatband and side spray of feathers for this event.
On Friday, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the 64th National Youth Book Report Contest award ceremony in Tokyo. Princess Masako wore a burgundy felt hat with domed crown and short, upturned Kettle brim, simply trimmed with a wide velvet hatband.
Crown Prince Haakon Crown Princess Mette-Marit popped over to Sweden this week to enjoy a day out skiing with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and take in the 2019 Alpine Ski World Championships along with Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Princess Ingrid and Princes Sverre.
The Crown Princess Family, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette- Marit in Åre, Sweden, enjoying the World Championship in Alpine Skiing ⛷ 📷: Credits to the rightful owners. pic.twitter.com/z2jZdfhIdy